Ditch the city lights and escape to the lush green surrounds of Mount Gambier. From coastal adventures to blasts from the past, it’s all about uncovering those Aussie towns. So let’s get out of the city and start the road trip!

Begin your journey in South Australia’s capital, Adelaide. Pack up the car and hit the road!

Pick your own strawberries

Nothing beats fresh produce straight from the source, especially strawberries. When exploring the historic German town of Hahndorf, don’t go past Beerenberg Farm. Through the months of November to April, you can pick your own strawberries. Out of these months you can still visit the farm shop to purchase locally made goods.

Animal Encounters at Monarto Safari Park

Spend the day at Australia’s largest open range zoo, spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 500 animals. Jump on the zu-loop bus or explore the park by foot.

Monarto Safari Park, Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
Credit: Ben Goode

Step Back in Time at Old Tailem Town

Wander the streets of one of Australia’s largest pioneer villages, Old Tailem Town. Learn about what life was like for settlers during 1860-1960. Known to be SA’s most haunted town, take the chilling ghost tour at night.

Photo op: Get on the back of an ostrich

Jump on the back of an ostrich statue on the shores of Lake Albert in Meningie. This ostrich stands to tell the true story of the infamous and most eccentric bushranger of South Australia, John Francis Peggotty.

Photo Op: Selfie with the big lobster

You can’t drive through Kingston SE without meeting local ‘Larry the Lobster’. Make sure you tag your selfies with #larrythelobster.

Kingston SE Big Lobster

Stroll or drive on long beach

Take a walk along the pristine sand of Long Beach in Robe. A favourite for locals and visitors alike, this stretch of sand is one of few beaches where you are able to drive your car right onto the sand.

Woakwine cutting

View the great feat of engineering by a local farmer at the Woakwine Range, just before Beachport. In 1957, a tractor was used to make a cutting through the Woakwine Range to drain swampland for farming. Look out from the viewing platform into the 28 metre deep cutting.

Take a dip in the pool of siloam

Take a swim in water seven times saltier than the sea! Located in Beachport, the Pool of Siloam makes having a swim easy due to the exceptionally buoyant water. Are you willing to jump in?

Pool of Soloam

Bowman Scenic Drive, Limestone Coast
Credit: Make Annese

Adventure on the Mega Playground

Let the kids run free at the Millicent nature play space and mega playground! The nature play space is a new addition to the area and provides endless fun for kids of all ages!

Learn about pre-settlement times

Take the journey back to Millicent’s pre-settlement days at the Millicent National Trust Museum. Start at the shipwreck room and follow through to see historic machinery, beautiful clothing and Australia’s largest collection of horse drawn vehicles.

Venture into Tantanoola Cave

Be mesmerised by the extraordinary display of cave formations at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park. Once a part of the ancient coastline, take a tour into the cave to uncover what the retreating ocean left behind.

Mount Gambier

No matter what level of adventurer you are, Mount Gambier is set to take your breath away.

Explore the limestone caves, sinkholes and volcanoes that shape the unique landscape, enjoy the arts and culture scene that makes the city so vibrant and induldge in local food and wine at local eateries. With so much to see, plan to take your time and enjoy every moment!

Click here to view just a few of the experiences in Mount Gambier that you don’t want to miss. This is just a taste of what you can see and do in Mount Gambier, there’s lots more to explore.

Engelbrecht Cave Mount Gambier
Adelaide to Mount Gambier Road Trip - coast

Download the road trip itinerary here!

Looking to start from a different location? Find different routes and attractions along the way on the road trips below.

Adelaide to Mount Gambier
via the Vineyards

Alice Springs to
Mount Gambier

Perth to
Mount Gambier

Perth to Mount Gambier Roadtrip - current draft-01